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, in oxford, mississippi, then senator obama preparing for his first presidential debate against john mccain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he's behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battleground statements. he needs a circuit breaker and he probably has to do something that gives people that say right now they're voting for the president, to give him a second look. >> give all of us a viewer's guide to what they are prepped to do. >> reporter: watch for almost every time mitt romney gets a question, he will try to turn it back t
to the phillies. john gonzalez is live from at the sporting goods store which is opening early to out the championship merchandise the. >> that's right. how good were the nationals? there were able close last night still. win still. this is the official merchandise sale in a fewn hours. the stores are opening early as holiday. eight years after the team arrived in d.c. from montreal, a celebration of a likes the city has not seen in 80 years. washington nationals fans have waited a lifetime for this. >> i was not expecting a winning season. it's been a pleasant surprise. the team lost the game, but fans and players found out that second place atlanta had lost to pittsburgh, allowing washington to clinch the national league east division. get better than that. lost, but we still clinched. >> 96 wins so far. hard to believe a d.c. team that finished with more wins shotlosses actually has a finish with the best record in baseball. >> we want to have three more of these. we want to get the trophy. >> the 19-year-old ces harper tweeted tour de france after the game, thanking them. .tweeted
democrats are saying what debate, after the jobs report. >>> we're joined by john avlon, senior analyst with "the daily beast." these allegations that the numbers are somehow cooked are shocking and dangerous, especially from somebody as prominent as jack welch. what does it say about partisanship in the country? >> it says that it starts to rot people's brains. the theory is just -- we need a good name for this. i nominate job nutters. but this really is ridiculous. this is -- first things first, this is good news for the country. and, yes, it benefits the president because it adds to argument. it takes away the argument that unemployment rate's been over 8%. it's a positive sign for the country. and frankly, it gives the president a boost in the wake of a terrible debate performance. but bottom line, it's a sign that the trend is moving away from the debt sweep we've dealt with. >> let me pick up on that. some democrats are saying what debate? how much of a boost does it really give the president, given the lackluster nature of his performance the other night? >> it doesn't give the p
it happened. >> it could be next year. >> senator john mccain tweeted -- for fans, it was a finality -- finale to an unprecedented season. >> however -- >> i do not know if you have heard about this but there was a a little bit of controversy. a mascot tackled some others. the question is, did teddy win on his own abilities? >> a win is a win. on a much more serious note, still to come on abc 7 news at 5:00 it has been years since the day of terrowe will hear from the wife of the man behind it all. >> and we will tell you how a doing. >> and by offering people whose candidate loses, a trip to leave the country. >> krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day sis. anncr: question seven will help. the departmentf legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for scols...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guara krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question...
wasold bryan morning when he s brother off for school. later found his empty car nearby john gonzalez. is live at woodson high school john gonzalez is live at woodson high school. >> it is family said that he did bring his cellphone or debit morning, notl that that unusual, but what was found in his car was unusual. he was last seen in the parking around 7:00 monday morning. it was not until later that he did not come from football practice that is family knew something was wrong. l hours was found severa a park about a mile away. gracias somewhere and he needs us. the need to be found. >> assorted don't believe he -- authorities feel he never stepped foot in class. >> he said he was going to go spot on theng because we did not have a parking pass. >> there was an empty donut box wrappers in the car, -- things he said is family said he does not eat. station was on talk radio and he always listens to music in the car. police are carefully going surveillance video from thedunkin' donuts where purchased around 8:00 monday morning. >> thanks. 69 degrees. >> still ahead, new information 69
. romney apologizes about a controversial remark that he made during a fund-raiser. john gonzalez has more now. >> with a new-found momentum after what many describe as a strong showing in the first presidential debate, watched by 62 million americans, romney is back in virginia. three rallies in five days in the commonwealth. he has taken different approach on the controversy surrounding the 47% comments. >> what i said was completely wrong. i absolutely believe that my life has shown that i care about 100 percent. >> the president is in virginia hoping to rebound after what a majority of americans believe was a lackluster performance in the debate. >> i met a very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney but i know it could not have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> john gonzalez reporting. we will get more updates throughout the morning. several hundred people said the president did not give his best performance and a former vice president offers his explan
this was in 2002. john allen mohammed was executed in 2009. malvo is serving a life sentence. >> of visitation will be held for three members of friends and family killed in a murder-suicide. captain peterson and her son and son christopher both found dead. father albert peterson shot and killed his wife and children and then killed himself. katharine peterson and her sons. john's church in reston is and athe vigil will be tomorrow.ll be there >> several local schools are taking part in international school that. it's to encourage more families of their cars and on their feet to enjoy the benefits of walking and bicycling to school. >> the health care and the restaurant industries may be the place to be if you are looking for work. and u.s. workers are feeling aboutle more confident the nation's jobs outlook. >> that is good news. 41% of respondents who lost jobs recently are jobmistic they will find a in the next six months. those with jobs say concerns possibility of being off is down 17%. the health-care industry is a choice as the baby boom generation ages. job postings for positions regis
crash that killed john morton and his 13-year-old son. investigators are at the scene crash were the wreckage was just removed. this is still a very active seen. picking thes are apart piece by piece. this was a horrific crash, but been worse. it landed just yards from this mobile home. questions tonight as to why this happened. downed plane is now cut into pieces. are moving the wreckage elsewhere in hopes of what caused this deadly crash. >> it's horrible. i can't believe it. the 48-year-old man and his when the single- engine cessna crashed. kevin morgan was just arriving home. we pulled the door out and can and triedl we check for signs. >> neighbors say he was an military commercial mechanic and conducting takeoffs at the nearby his son on board. i don't know if the boy was orarn how to pilot doing or what. looking at all of the surfaces, power plants, engines, anything we can collect. many here saw an unusual flight pattern and suspect engine failure. it went up in the air steep. like it was climbing straight up. power and came straight devon. >> no one was at the moment su
's at the united methodist n gaithersburg to honor the 10 people died during the three weeks. john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo were convicted. malvo is serving a life sentence in a virginia prison and his accomplice was executed. funeral mass today for a two sonsoman and her o were shot and killed by the father.'s family members and friends your last night for petersons. her husband albert killed his taking his own life. funeral is at 10:00 a.m. in reston. >> important news for job- seekers. job fair today in arlington 10:30 until 2:00 p.m. at on north fortn at. drive jobs will be available in maintenance, retail, and more. fever.izing bieber >> and now more from linda bell. users,all the facebook feed may be full of postings covering last night's debate. maybe you have a special message that you think warrants attention. if you got engaged or you are holding a garage sale, now you chance to bump it up at your friends news feeds, but at a price. . $7 per it's another way for facebook to revenue. -- $7 per post. the associated press says a web $1e that may have to pay violating a child colle
to an alert children at west springfield high school. this comes after a female that she was home.ed john gonzalez joins us with this story.ing >> really disturbing. this is a warning for all especially those in west springfield. that alert went out to parents attending westen springfield. according to the washington student got in parking lot on night around 8:00. there were a number of after- school activities that night. she tells police that when she headed home on old -- road, she noticed a suspicious man following her. dark blue four- sedan and the actually drove to her home, followed her all the way home and tried to her when she got out of your car. was able to get inside house before the man fled the scene. fairfax county police are looking to see if this is perhapscase connected to a couple of fondling cases last month involving two teenage girls and an adult female. they're all walking on the area when a man approached the three of them in occasions and grab them from behind. is now four similar cases springfield. unfortunately, police say the description is very vague. they ha
27 years old. he is serving six life sentences with no parole. in the fall of 2002, he and john allen mohammed killed 10 people critically injured three more over three weeks. mohammad was executed in 2009. it's a d.c. man faces charges in connection with an attempted at a silver spring mcdonald's. wentar-old rodney murrell up to a 13-year-old boy at the colesville restaurant on friday. he was a police to drag himtried out the building. took off after releasing the boy. d.c.s found in the hospital and the extradition hecess if it will start once has been medically cleared. >> a decade-long fight over a controversial business in alexandria comes to an end. power plants is closing good, taking with it more than 100 jobs. despite the loss, neighbors say e closing could not come soon enough. john gonzalez is live in alexandria to explain for us. this is definitely good news for the residents in alexandria. smokestacks are quiet this dark.g and the plant is sight, considering the plant has been burning coal 1949. one of the area's largest power plants and perhaps the biggest is shutting do
get diabetes or hypertension when they gain and some don't. here is john donvan. >> two sausage buttery burr ti- >> a number three. >> he goes to the drive-thru. again and again. and again. >> thank you very much. >> and why? for science. dave giocolo is a guinea pig of sorts. back up a few months, put dave in his car and here was the heaad he heard. >> this study includes a short term high coalorie diet and the diet program. >> reporter: offering to pay people to add fat to their own bodies, adding an extra meal each day, 1,000 calories worth of fast food and a lot of people came forward. like dave. a salesman. >> once i got into work i called right away and i tried to e-mail them. >> reporter: for what? research. >> you can see this is x-ray slice through the abdomen where you can see the thick rim of fat around the outside. >> reporter: the doctor wanted to find out why only some people who gain weight also get diabetes and hypertension and others do not something he could not research by feeding food pellets to lab animals. >> what you learn in rodents does not always trans
and a deer that comes out of nowhere. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. rob nelson is off this morning. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin this monday, the 1st of october, can you believe it? with a new abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of
. >> at least five homes have been evacuated. fire crews monitoring air quality. john gonzalez has an exclusive with the affected residents. >> unique, modern technology being added to this home. but careless mistake this morning for his -- put his entire neighborhoods in danger. >> you could smell the gas in the air. >> workers were digging thermal wells for heating and cooling but a bobcat excavator drove over a vent pipe connected to one of thousand dollars underground propane tank. hundreds of gallons started spewing into the air quickly. the panic level rose quickly. they called the hazmat team and we got evacuated. >> most of the homes on the block were evacuated. an elderly man needed assistance. this is not the way residents wanted to start their day. >> a little disconcerting to drive down the driveway and discover emergency vehicles. >> propane hangs low, so we wanted to evacuate party next. nice weather with very little wind did not help disperse the gas. fire department unsuccessfully attempted to plug the leak before gas crews arrived. >> propane is highly volatile. >> i was glad
up for the first time as the national league east champions. but the rain did stop one event. john gonzalez its outside nationals park to explain. >> quite an exciting time. baseball fans in the district of waited nearly 80 years for the seen that unfolded last night. many of these fans are trying to get their hands on this merchandise. james witnessed a champagne celebration and was one of the first customers in bethesda. >> everybod started cheering and we saw teddy running out,. >> the sporting goods stores opened an hour-and-a-half early. east division championship shirts and hats. >> it was pretty sweet. >> the nationals lost the game last night, but they had already won 96 games. the nationals have won their first pennant in d.c.. >> i never experienced it before, so it's overwhelming. >> a team that has never had a winning season now has a chance to going to the posts even as the best team in baseball. it's pretty understandable why the celebrations went into the morning hours. >> these guys are good. >> bryce harper tweeted after the game, thanking bataan's and the city fo
're probably most likely to think of this. >> you know, john mccain and i, we're a couple of mavericks. and gosh darn it, we're going to take that maverick energy right to washington. and we're going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> reporter: the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate -- >> i will put medicare and social security in a lockbox. >> reporter: -- his staff made him watch this. >> one of the keys to the lockbox would be kept by the president. >> reporter: the real john mccain wandered around the stage when he debated obama. and so did "snl's" mccain. the parodies aren't just funny. they can matter. >> as many people will talk about the "snl" skit on monday as talk about the actual presidential debate. and that's what makes it so powerful. >> reporter: after all, how can the real debate compete with something like this? >> i know the white house. i know the door out to the rose garden doesn't lock unless you pull it. i know the toilet in the lincoln bedroom will run all night unless you jiggle that handle. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington.
/seahawks game. the replacement refs became national bad guys. now, one is speaking out to john muller. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. like most football fans i was ranting and raving about replacement refs. after hearing from one of them, it becomes clear, they're not monsters, they're imperfect human beings like the rest of us. >> wilson scrambles to keep it up. >> reporter: it was the play that changed everything, perhaps the worst and most controversial call. >> who did they give it to? >> touchdown! >> it's like a jennings interception. >> the call on the field stands, touchdown. >> reporter: the reaction was fast and furious. >> awful. look at the replay. >> reporter: this football fan didn't watch because he was on the field, mike, number 77, a replacement ref in the game speaks out for the first time. >> to see the game fall apart at the end, it was one of those things that makes you go back in the back room and cry a few tears. >> reporter: he had more experience than most of his fellow fill he ins. 13 years of division i college revving. >> you know someone asked me
john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts politician mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas, the president tried to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. >> you are! >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president enjoys advantages going into this debate. 66% say his policies have favored the middle class, while 57% think romney's, instead, would favor the wealthy. but the campaign sees some liabilities, as well. the president can get peevish when challenged. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> reporter: his debate prep team is studying bedates from the last 20 or so years, focusing on unforced, stylistic errors, such as al gores sighs. the president is also quite verbose. when i asked him a two-part question in august, his answer was -- >> on afghanistan. >> reporter: longer than 5 1/2 minutes. he's working to make answers crisper and more concise. obama aides say they see one of romne
's letting his fans do the zapping. abc's john schriffen face to face with blaine asking what we are all asking, why? >> it's alive. it's alive. it's alive! >> reporter: it's a modern-day twist on the movie "frankenstein" only this jolt has real-life consequences. in his latest stunt illusionist david blaine is electrified for 72 hours. >> the volts are big. >> reporter: to give you a better idea of what it's like i get closer than anyone else. >> all right. here we go. a chance to talk to david blaine. we head up in the elevator cage protecting us from the volts and just moments later, eye to eye with the stunt man himself. now some people might call you crazy. why are you doing this? blaine says he's always had a fascination with electricity becoming a human plasma ball. this is not the first time with blaine, a glutton for shallment pushed the limit, hung upside down for more than two days in central park and suspended himself in a box over the thames river for 44 days and submerged himself underwater for a week. but unlike many of his previous stunts, this one was designed to be inte
, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller. i threw my scripts in the garbage had to fish them back out. that's strange. >> an indicator of the kind of monday we are having. >> rob nelson is off this morning. we well have debate preparation and predictions coming up. >>> this half-hour, a solemn moment in the longest war, u.s. troop deaths in afghanistan have reached a grim milestone. >> then, eye-popping new numbers about kids and television. you are going to be surprised just how many hours they take in every day, even babies glued to the tube. and you know, i know in our home it's on just as background as well. >> i watched so much tv. so when i see the reports i say, i seem to be doing all right. >> well, you know. >> yeah, may be debatable. later, if it is monday morning must be time to recap nfl sunday action along with how we did with our picks. paula is rocking by the way. just tell you how you guys did as well. >> as my parents say, pride cometh before the fall. i will stay humble. >> i will brag for you. >>> could be a pivotal moment in the presidential campaign. two candidate
is basically bringing assault accusations against a 6-year-old child. 27-year-old john webster is a 220-pound former college football player. he says he could not control the 50-pou child during an incident this past school year. >> he spun around, belted me right directlien my right knee. i was trying to move back away, by the stairs, so i heard a big pop, to my knee, at that point. >> webster also says the child fractured his ankle and that the incident forced him to see a psychiatrist. on top of that he says his doctor told him not to work for several monthsai new york dicht education doctor says he should be back in school now. >>> in philadelphia, a 10-year-old is under arrest accused of stealing a van, and then taking it for a joy ride. the boy didn't get very far before the van slammed into a loon line of parked cars crunching them together. he tried to make a run for it stopped by a passer-by. the boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and sped off while the crew was unloading furniture. >> i think he should be grounded maybe. >> i think a little more than that. >>> now to a medical
tommy john surgery and he's getting the nod on the mound. suzuki lining a single to left. 1-0 nats. looks good. driving deep right jason w erth saving the day. 2-1 now in th 7th. bases loaded ,tied at 4. fly to right -- deep enough. tigers win 5-4. poor oakland. moments away, the orioles will host the yankees in the a.l. series. but showalter is treating this like the orioles are still the underdog. >> you can pass through there and come out still standing, you got a chance to keep playing games. i do not think anyone is surprised that we're standing here looking at them. i understand the the surprise may be who is looking at them. >> senior giants lead the cleveland browns. >> let's hope the o's are more fired up than ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a reason...to look twice. introducing a stunning work of technology -- the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> let's look at the week ahead. generally cool, below average temperatures. the closest we will be to leverage will be wednesday
the sniper attacks in maryland, d.c., and virginia. lee boyd malvo and john mohammed were linked to crimes in other states as wellm. is serving a life sentence in virginia. told the washington post used truly sorry. >> occupy dc protesters planning events today, marking the 1-year anniversary of their movement. their holdings and occupied the administration march outside plan to rally on 15th street and pennsylvania. there was a protest at k street monday morning, causing traffic allays. >> the first presidential debate coming up and both candidates preparing. obama practicing in just outsidemney denver. monday, mitt romney told voters thinks the debates will be than justthing bigger appears to emerge as the winner. the president's advisers are on trimming his lengthy alm anations and look c romney.y criticism from >> now linda bell joins us from t bloomberg. >> we have heard from a a bunch retailers laying out their holiday plans. there has been an increase in t emp hiring by as much as 5% this year. it's more than 238,000 jobs that need to be filled. macy's has announced it plans to hire
that event. gripped the area four weeks as john allen muhammad and lee killed 10 people and injured 13. >> going in picking up your , it was from school scary. >> parking in the parking lot see ifking around to .anse are any white man >> muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo is spending the rest of in prison in virginia. >> daring schedule course, you chevy caprice driven muhammed and lee boyd malvo. the collection is available for viewing and private towards scheduled for october 23. >> war tonight in the killing of four americans in libya. committee says a has requestedbya repeatedly increased security, but the requests were denied. attack on september 11 at u.s. consulate killed at the stevens thatris three other americans. officials said there have been a security threats to the conflict, possibly up to 50. congress plans to hold a hearing tax.week on the we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to
. >> they held their media day to day. john wallace out eight weeks with a knee injury, but all the players were out there today. the wizards begin training camp tomorrow. the team and coaches really want to improve on last season. they are optimistic, and so is wall that he will come back and be just fine. >> i think they can win a lot of games without me. i will be with my teammates and do what they need to to be able to come back. >> the big story tonight nationals-phillies. this is huge. they could win the nl east 29. we will have all the coverage at 11:00. >> [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cnth flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the
do to you. abc's john donvan has the story. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos. two sausage burritos. >> reporter: over and over and over again. it has been dave's life the past three months or so as has been eating the food. a precisely measured, 1,000 calories a day, extra meal daily, fast food only. >> how many calories? >> 770. >> reporter: why? this man is paying them to. dr. samuel klein a researcher at washington medical school in st. louis trying to understand why weight gain ladies to diseases like diabetes and hypertension and how that relates to fat in the liver and muscles. at some point, research on rats alone just is not enough. somebody has to eat the food? >> it has to come to people. >> announcer: attention overweight volunteers. >> reporter: a radio ad offered a cash incentive up to $3,500 depending how long it would take. >> once i got to work i called right away. >> reporter: so did this nurse, dawn freeman. >> it took a month. >> reporter: to get approved? >> to get approved. >> reporter: so they ate every day f
. >> this was the vigil in gaithersburg last night to honor the 10 people died when john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo went on the killing spree in october 2002. >> it was necessary to relive and to share with these people the healing that needs to go on and will continue to go on in my life every time i about my best friend. >> organizers raised at million dollars to help the the beckhams family's. >> the third intensifying for fairfax county teenager who mysteriously disappeared on monday. bryan glenn is a will swoodson high school senior. police are using bloodhounds and a helicopter to search for him. >> this individual disappeared vanished, out of context. in many cases there's some kind of clue as to why that would happen, but we are not seeing that. >> police are poring over a dunkin' donuts surveillance video that shows him inside the store monday morning by himself. the video does not show if anyone else was in the car. that car and his computer and cellphone are in police possession. >> arlington parents stepping up the fight to get their kids bused to school. some campbell elementary school
number at drscholls.com. >>> and finally tonight, john, paul, george and wringo. might be hard to believe it, but it was 50 years ago when the beatles came together to release their first hit. they would record more than 200 other songs other the years. but as abc's david wright takes us back, it's to the moment this sound first sailed out across the airwaves. ♪ >> reporter: the song that would change rock and roll history almost didn't. ♪ love love me do ♪ you know i love you >> reporter: this was supposed to be the beatles debut single. ♪ how do you do ♪ what you do to me >> reporter: "how do you do it." the beatles hated it they begged to record one of their own songs. they did three takes. john, paul, george and pete best. then pete was out, ringo came in. then, a guy named andy white came in, ringo, demoted to tambourine. ♪ so please ♪ love me do >> reporter: that's the version on their first american single. timeless? we think so. ♪ i know i love you ♪ i'll always be true ♪ so please ♪ love me do >> reporter: but to double check, today, we asked the experts at
, there will be another much anticipated public debate. we're not talking about president obama or mitt romney. john stewart of the daily show. the trash talking has gotten under way. some are promising that he will "beat bill o'reilly's liver." >> ready to rubber? >> bill o'reilly will face on this at 8:00 with jon stewart. >> do you see me as mitt romney? is that how you will frame the stacks i see you as an abominable snowman. >> so much for talking down. >> was going to win? >> john stuart will eat a bill reilly's liver. >> what is the protocol for to people about the debate that is it a wedding the indexthing? there'll be an hour of debate. >> i wanted to work on speed. i chased a chicken around the studio. the moderator will be easy hill. >> you have to remember for stewart and his 18 writers. >> cannot wait. bring it on. one of the most popular events is back this week. it will be serving it up for the next three days. more than 70 area restaurants will fill up five city blocks offering a variety of tastings. there'll be live music as well. iran's from monday from noon to 7:00. for more infor
? john donvan with what they are already learned so far. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos. >> can i get a number four? >> reporter: over and over and over again. it's been dave giocolo's life the past three months or so. as has been eating the food. a precisely measured 1,000 calories a day -- an extra meal daily -- fast food only. >> how many calories? >> 770. >> reporter: why? because this man is paying him to. dr. samuel klein is a researcher at washington university medical school in st. louis, trying to understand why weight gain leads to diabetes and hypertension. at some point, research on rats alone just isn't enough. >> somebody has to eat this food this way to -- >> ultimately, it has to come to people. >> reporter: and a radio ad -- >> attention overweight volunteers -- >> reporter: -- that offered a cash incentive, up to $3,500. >> once i got into work, i called them right away. >> reporter: so did nurse dawn freeman. >> it probably took a month to get approved. >> reporter: and so they ate. every day -- from one of
's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos? can i get a number four? >> reporter: over and over and over again, it has been dave giocolo's life the past few months or so. as has been eating the food. a precisely calculated 1,000 calories a day. how many calories? 770. >> reporter: this man is paying them to. dr. samuel klein is a researcher at washington university in st. louis. trying to understand why fast food leads to weight gain and diseases like diabetes and hypertension. at some point, though, research on rats alone is not enough. somebody has to eat the food? >> someone has to do it. >> reporter: and so, a radio ad, that offered a cash incentive, up to $3,500, depending on how long it would take. >> i called right away. >> reporter: so did nurse, dawn freeman. >> it took a month. >> reporter: to get approved? >> to get approved. >> reporter: so, they ate every day, from one of these five restaurants, until their weight went up 5% or 6%. dawn, in eight weeks went from 170 to 186. doesn't look like a lot. but here'
. john kerry won it and took the race to almost even within two days. >> big opportunity for mitt romney this week. >> huge opportunity for mitt romney. he could take this race in the states he's losing right now and change the dynamic of the race just by standing on stage and performing well. >> so much riding on it. this first debate, anywhere between 50 million, 60 million are the stilts. this year more important than ever the early voting that's taking place. >> it's taking place in key states like iowa right now and voters willing watching this. already voting and the best thing about this debate is -- tore these guy, it's the first authentic moment and a while where voters want to tune in and pay attention. not a television ad, not a convention but a real authentic moment they take cues from. >> by election day a third of american voters might have already gone to the poll. >> campaigns used to have to plan toward one election day and now they can plan toward 30 or 35 election days and that's why this debate is crucial because voting is already going on. >> matt dowd with us in new
for the president, who, like romney, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing romney in president obama's practice sessions. the president is out of practice. the last time he debated was four years ago. and, rob and paula, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday, the debates are about more than who comes out on top. they are a chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. >> managing expectations, as always. tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and abc news coverage of the debate begins tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. keep right here on abc. >>> and there is word this morning of a series of secret meetings at the white house. focusing on the threat from al qaeda in north africa. "the washington post" says the meetings came before the 9/11 attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very f
's john muller reports, the wife's first challenge is convincing her husband that their good fortune was not a bad joke. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's time to announce, iowa's newest millionaires. >> reporter: walking the red carpet like rock stars and just as rich. life will never be the sameor mary and brian lohse. mary, a medical technician, bought the ticket while filling up with gas at this convenient store. at first, she thought she only matched the first three numbers. >> i thought i won 100 bucks. >> reporter: when she found out she struck it rich, she called her husband, an attorney, who was out of town on business. >> i didn't believe her. i didn't believe her boss. she texted me a couple times to keep up the charade, i thought. >> reporter: it was no charade. after a lump sum in taxes, they're almost $91 million richer overnight. >> it's iowa. >> reporter: iowa is earning a reputation of a field of dreams for powerball jackpots. $202 million this week. a $241 million jackpot in june, when quaker oats workers won a work pool. >> we want to help out our community and our chu
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. a visitation this evening from 5:00 until 8:00 at st. john's catholic church in reston. the and the funeral will be 10:00 tomorrow morning there. 50 million viewers expected to watch tonight's debate between president obama and mitt romney. >> its the first of three for the candidates. what happens on the stage could play a huge role at the polls. brianne carter has a preview. >> the last time they were face to face for debate was four years ago. both sides are downplaying expectations. president barack obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney will square off on the issues in their first side- by-side showdown of this race. >> i think the winner will be declared by the american people based on what the two candidates say and who lays out a vision for the future, some policy details. >> tonight the debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy, health care, and the role of government. the candidates are preparing and many are weighing in on what they need to do. >> i don't think mitt romney has to win this debate. he needs to show that he is presidential and compass
for it's taking with it more than 100 jobs. say the closing d not come soon enough. john gonzalez explains how this decision will impact the community. >> 16th thousand tons of sulfur dioxide, 242 tons of carbon monoxide. >> congressman jim moran is stating the different toxins from the power plant. >> there were problems here for community. >> the largest source of air pollution in the d.c. area for decades. neighbors claim the ash has put the health of thousands in danger. many people have suffered from the health effects. helde residents independent investigations and brought evidence to city leaders of potential health risks. >> we had to keep pushing. science is the basis of everything. the 482 megawatt coal-fired facility owners say that the today is lesse about pollution control and more change in price for gas.al what happens now with this prime waterfront property currently owned by pepco -- >> it's an opportunity to have something exciting to happen in of mixed use development. now 15th thousand tons of begins. 15,000 tons. most of the employees have been or retired. six
veterans to talk to about that, nicolle wallace, senior adviser for sarah palin and john mccain. donna brazile, served as campaign manager for al gore and chief strategist for george w. bush, matt dowd. let's start with the style points, giving them the grades. that's easy to look at. start with mitt romney. grade him, nicole? >> a. >> reporter: donna. >> c. >> reporter: matt? >> b. i'm a very tough a. >> reporter: why did you give romney an a? >> debates are about expectations. and i think on style, romney didn't get tripped up in any of his awkward moments that he's become pretty well known for on the campaign trail, so, in my mind, he was testellar. he connected. and i thought he communicated a very clear and strategic and thematic case. and i think that leads into substance. >> reporter: style, you gave him a c? >> he looked good, but overall i thought that he was just a little bit too aggressive, a little bit too attack, attack, attack. >> reporter: he's got the mt. ru rushmore look. you gave him a b? >> he came in with a plan and he came -- he came in to win. he came here tonight
happened to one of your former bosses, george w. bush, back in 2004. john kerry came in to the debates behind. took it to the president. the president recovkovcovered oe next few debates. what does the president's team say to him this morning? >> it's a dicey thing. it's easy to forget that these men are human beings. they're demoralized by a bad night. buoyed by a great night. you have to build them back up. and the reality sets in pretty immediately, for any candidate. they know when they've done a bad job. they know when they've done a good news. the good news for romney is he didn't just do himself a world of good for republicans. republicans feel like we have a guy that can win this. he managed to frame the debate that does a world of good with independent voters. framing this election as a choice. really, a philosophical debate with the specifics underneath him, of what we know that romney can do about the role in government in american life, which is something that republicans felt would put romney on solid ground. >> he seemed to reach beyond that conservative base and really t
says he did it to collect the $2 million policy. but abc's john schriffen is here with more on what's developing. >> reporter: the reason this video has more than 3 million hits online is because of the car. it's so rare, experts say you may never see one in your lifetime. imagine a car enthusiast excited to capture the moment he spotted one. now, the amateur video is at the center of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. lawyers say this is a multimillion-dollar disaster or an elaborate fraud. one of just hundreds made and worth a cool $1 million, driving down a highway near houston, texas, three years ago. videotaped by car enthusiasts nearby. when out of nowhere -- but exactly what happened is now at the center of an insurance fraud case slated to begin later this month. at the same of the accident, the car's driver, andy house, told police he dropped his phone. when he looked up, he says he saw a pelican and veered to the right, straight into the salt water marsh. >> about 2 1/2 foot deep. the owner was on the side of the road. he was real calm and everything. >> reporter: just three w
think of palin, facing off against biden. you are probably most likely to think of this. >> john mccain and i are a couple of mavericks and gosh darn it we are going to take that maverick energy right to washington and we are going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate. >> i will put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: the staff made him watch this. >> onef the keys to the lock box would be kept by the president. >> the real john mccain wandered around the stage when he debated obama. and so did "snl's" mccain. the parodies aren't just funny they matter. >> as many people will talk about the "skit" monday as will talk about the actual presidential debate. that's what makes it so powerful. >> reporter: afterall how can the real debate compete with something like this. >> i know the white house. i know the door out to the rose garden doesn't lock unless you pull it. i know that, i know that the toilet in the lincoln bedroom will run all night unless you jiggle that handle. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news.
creepy. >> john mohammad and lee boyd malvo were found sleeping at a restaurant near hagerstown. -- at a rest stop near hagerstown. still, this belief. >> i will never understand these doing it, just driving around in killing people. injohn loman was executed 2009. was sentenced to prison here in virginia as well. this thursday evening, there inl be a prayer vigil gaithersburg to once again remember the victims. what one of the victims who was shot and says was the most real the incident for him. and arson -- another person attacked in montgomery county. time, a group of juveniles jumped a boy. time in lessecond than three months that someone been assaulted in this tunnel. popular path,ery of the crescent trail from chevy chase here to bethesda. thepeople who are using tunnel are finding it a bit frightening. and kinda little dark in there. who liveing to people here, that's what makes pedestrian tunnel an easy for a group of teenagers passingk people through. attacks thise summer, police say, the latest happenings saturday night. .> it is a fairly upscale area i guess there is
to interview the agency head, john pistole, or anyone he would designate, diane. >> all right, brian, but the pressure is on. thank you tonight. >>> coming up next, the story in that tv anchor, criticized for her weight by a viewer. we track down that viewer. >> do you think you're a bully? >> we'll tell you what the anchor is now saying tonight. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction
in 2004, george w. bush was 6, 7 points ahead of john kerry. he didn't prepare well. he came across as slightly impatient. he's the president of the united states, why am i debating this guy? and that race went from a six-point race to a one-point race in 48 hours. i think barack obama has to be careful. that he doesn't come across irritable or impatient. >> or running out the clock. >> perform well from a mannerism standpoint. if he doesn't, this race goes a one-point race. we're all sitting around, what happened. >> donna brazile, matt dowd brings up the mannerisms. you were in the al gore camp, everyone thought that he cleaned george bush's clock, in that debate, but on mannerisms he ended up losing. >> george, many of us remember the split screen. al gore was sitting there, rolling his eyes, looking at george bush and basically, he started to sigh. >> did president obama have that vulnerability. >> look, i think governor romney speaks in perfect sound bites. i attended many of those republican debates. one thing that he's very good at is turning a negative question, a question d
to record one of their own songs. they did three takes, john, paul, george, and pete best. pete was out. ringo came in. andy white came in. ringo demoted to tambourine. ♪ so please love me do ♪ >> reporter: that's the version on their first american single. timeless? we think so. ♪ i know i love you come on. ♪ i'll always be true ♪ please >> we asked the experts at robert louis stevenson elementary school. the fourth and fifth grade class. we will play name that tune. the beatles are their grandparents' music. one hand shot up right away. from a lot of the others, blank stares. >> do you have any green day songs? ♪ i will always be true >> reporter: it may not be on their ipods, but they couldn't resist the beat. ♪ love me do >> reporter: david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> makes you feel old that they had no idea, the beatles. makes you feel good, they still caught the beat. they still. look. look, the comeback album. look at us, baby. >> look at that, wow. [ mother bear ] you're not using too much are you, hon? [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'l
denied bail, and this morning, pepe sits in jail awaiting trial. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >>> let's get more from "gma's" legal analyst dan abrams. >> when are people going to realize hitmen don't exist, right? it's always going to a friend going to another friend, and the friend ends up getting caught. and we also see defenses which is i never actually planned to do it. i was never actually going to go forward with this. it was just idle talk. and i think what they're going to say here, they're going to say he was entrapped. >> that's what i was going to ask you, it seems like the friend was trying to get in touch with him. >> look, if they can get that tape excluded from evidence. there's going to be very little that the authorities have. they need that tape in evidence. and they're going to say, look, i was never going to go forward with this and this guy starts giving me ideas, why don't you do this or do that. >> how common are these incidences in hostile in cases like this? >> they're not. i don't think they're that relevant here you're
. it is as if -- very much like bush-kerry. bush came in with a lead, not huge, he came in to play for a draw and john kerry came in to win. the exact same happened tonight. mitt romney came in to win this debate with passion and it looked as if the president came in, as long as i play for a draw, i keep a lead and go forward. if that's the case, i think a very close race just got a lot closer. >> really? played for a draw and succeeded? >> no, the president played for a draw, but the guy that comes in and plays for a win usually gets the victory. >> does a tie go to the challenger? >> i think it will go to the president, because he is the income dent. i believe mitt romney did himself a lot of good. he came to play. he came to change the script in this campaign and he was able to do that tonight by talking about the things that he's done in a bipartisan fashion, but i think the president had to lay out what he will do in the future. he was able to do that. but tonight, mitt romney was a little bit more aggressive than the president. >> and austin, president obama trying to go against mitt romney's ta
. >> is horrible. i cannot believe it. >> 48-year-old john morton and his son kyle were killed when the plane crash. kevin morgan was just arriving home around 4:00. >> we tried to do what we can. we checked for signs and did what we could. >> neighbors say morgan, an experienced military and commercial pilot was working on the plane, connecting takeoffs and landings from the nearby airport with his son on board. >> i do not know if the boy was trying to learn how to pilot or if his dad was not feeling it or what. >> we looked at all the controls the power, the engines, anything we can collect. >> many here who saw an unusual flight pattern suspect engine failure. >> it went up in the air steve. it was like it was climbing straight up. then it lost power and came straight down. >> many are thinking about a father and son whose lives were cut short. >> i saw them as they were pulling out, blew the horn, wave, never going to see them again. unbelievable. >> most here do not believe the weather was a factor. it was 70 degrees, calm wind, of visibility. many suspect mechanical failure, but we not know
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